Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

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Hypertufa Workshops
June 8, or July 13, or August 10, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Hypertufa is an artificial stone that is made of materials mixed with Portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions. It is primarily used as garden art and is fun and easy to make. Master Gardener, Jeanne Totman will guide you through making a hypertufa leaf, or bowl, or mushroom.
Supplies needed:
· a board or piece of plywood that your project will fit on
· Two large garbage bags.
· Leaf project: a big leaf from your garden, such as hosta, rhubarb, squash or even burdock.
· Bowl project: a gallon size bowl or planter
· Mushroom project: embellishments for your mushroom, like glass pebbles, beads, small seashells, etc.
Workshop fee: $10.00 per person.
Make a second item for $5.00.
Pre-registration requested one week before the class you want to attend. When you register, please let us know which class you want to attend and what project you will be making. Call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, phone number, and project.

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Management of Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats
Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Internal parasites are the number one health problem affecting sheep and goats in the Northeast US. Because worms have become resistant to many of the anthelmintics (dewormers) producers use, a more integrated approach to internal parasite control is necessary.

This workshop is designed to help producers develop integrated parasite management (IPM) programs for their farms and flocks. It will also help familiarize you with IPM techniques. The primary instructor is Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist.

In addition to teaching the basics of internal parasites and their control, the Saturday workshop will teach proper anthelmintic use and hands-on training in using the FAMACHA © Anemia Guide and other monitoring skills to determine the need for deworming. The workshop will provide lots of practice on doing fecal worm egg analyses and also cover new innovations in parasite control. You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated baggie with 8 to 10 fecal pellets from one goat or sheep to the workshop.

In the interest of biosecurity, PLEASE wear clean clothes and shoes to the workshop and plan on changing your clothes upon returning to your own farm before doing chores.

Workshop fee: $25.00 for the first person from farm/family and $10.00 for each additional person.
The workshop is limited to 25 participants.
Pre-registration requested by July 12, 2016.
To register: contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the USDA Organic Research & Extension Initiative, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NESARE) Program and Federal Formula Funds.

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